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analyst. >> i believe we have a representative from dp here. they can speak for them. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm joseph jones from department of technology. the department is presently working on those recommendations that the department hired a consultant. consultant has studied the radio side and he has recommendation and the department is reviewing that. and the department is also talking with san francisco police department, fire department, to study the replacement of the radio project which is a 14-year old radio system. [speaker not understood] we have department of emergency management here to update you. >> if i can be more specific, the recommendation is that gt work to present the finding and recommendations to the board at
a future date on the current radio facilities conditions, including recommendations on the future use and city department user needs, technical requirements, timeline of funding. so, would you agree to come back and present to the board on your findings on this work? >> yes. >> okay, great. and the same with the -- would you accept this recommendation by the budget analyst? >> the department of emergency management? * >> yes, supervisors, department of emergency management agrees with those recommendations. we'll be very happy to come back and provide an update. >> thank you so much. you know, i know that this has come back to the budget committee several times at this point. i think it's great that we're updating our radio system that is out of date and, you know, probably is not as efficient as it could be. also doesn't currently comply with fcc standards. i'm glad we're able to do this finally. but i still continue to have a lot of questions. we have three different potential radio systems right
now. one is, of course, proposed regional bay web motorola system which is no longer and is now being reviewed by, you know, by first net which is now a different national single wireless public safety network. a lot of questions about that. of course we don't have all the answers to that because that discussion is happening at a national level. and then of course the city's existing radio systems amongst our fairious departments, police, fire, port, the dpw, rpd and of course the sfmta 700 megahertz, am i correct, radio system? so, i want to make sure we're aligning all of these system so we have effective uses of funds and resources it so there is as much alignment as possible so that we have the savings that we need. so, i think those are the questions that continually come up for me. not the need to replace the system. i think the need is very, very clear and i'm happy to support this today. i just want to make sure that conversation continues and i'm glad that it started.
these meetings, in the past six months, but i do really want some answers about how we're going to share on these facilities and leases and what it's going to take to improve these facilities to meet the needs of our city and our communication system. >> yes, i'll be interacting with the mda and other departments. in fact, this particular project, we are recommended that the transportation agency co-locate their system, the bd system, thereby they share the existing fiber, existing wireless, [speaker not understood], air conditioner, generators and also the staff is going to maintain the [speaker not understood] that will benefit transportation agency. also as regards the other three projects, [speaker not understood] recently. the consultant was hired also recommended the same thing. >> thank you. >> okay, thank you. why don't we open this item up
for public comment. are there members of the public who wish to speak on item number 12? yes, ron rubina. i just asked mr. kim if a little radio device would work in the bus shelters where they have, you know, number 22 arriving 50 minutes. he said yes. so, i wonder if not in this project, in some project, and if not with this money, some of that big emergency management money, you could put in at least the most used lines in some of the shelters emergency giants crowd bus arriving in 7 hours or bus broke down. i hope you'll get some of these little radio receivers in the shelters on the most used lines so people will know the bus is delayed. thank you. >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on item 12? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, do we have a motion to approve the requested
release of 1.6 million on reserve for the sfmta radio program? >> do we have to first motion to approve the amendments as recommended by the budget analyst? >> and to also accept the budget analyst recommendations. we have a notion to do that. and can we do that without objection? we'll do that without objection. thank you. thank you very much. colleague, if i can, i'd like to actually call back item number 11 and see if we can rescind the votes. one of the things i failed to remember to do was actually strike section 4, which was the effective date, the effective date so that this ordinance shall become effective 30 days from the date of passage. i think we want it to be effective immediately. colleagues, can we rescind the vote on item number 11? >> so moved. >> we have a motion. we'll do that without objection. and then on the item, can we take a motion to strike section 4 that reads "effective date this ordinance shall be become 30 days from the date of passage" and then to authorize the clerk to make those changes? >> so moved. >> we've got that motion and we'll do that without objection. and then to the underlying item
as amended, can we send that item forward with recommendation? we've got that motion and we'll do that without objection. thank you very much. okay. now we are item number 13. >> item number 13, resolution authorizing the termination of the lease agreement between the city and county of san francisco and the downtown parking corporation and authorizing the director of transportation to execute a lease termination agreement that will expire on december 31, 2012. >> so, item number 13, do we have a presentation from the port? >> good afternoon, chair chu, supervisor avalos and supervisor kim. [speaker not understood], san francisco mta. this report requests your approval to execute the emission agreement for the current lease between the city and county of san francisco and the downtown parking corporation. by the way of background, downtown parking corporation, a nonprofit entity, was formed in 1955 to assist the city with the construction of the 5th and
mission garage. in 1957 the city and the downtown parking corporation entered into a long-term lease by which the corporation maintained the garage day-to-day operations while getting [speaker not understood] oversight and the policy reaction from the mta. the garage has about 2600 spaces and about 25,000 square feet of retail and [speaker not understood] 18 million in annual gross revenues. * generates in july 2012 mta issued revenue bonds which paid off the debt held by the corporation. subsequently the corporation requested that the lease be terminated and [speaker not understood] the duty that they currently have. so, the last few months the mta staff and the corporation worked on the termination agreement which is presented here for your review and approval. the approval of the agreement will [speaker not understood]
effective december 31st. it will bring back the oversight of the garage to the mta. it will eliminate many of the services and save about 200,000 annually. the draft determination agreement has been approved by the corporation board in october 2012 and it has been approved by the mta board of directors yesterday. with that, i will be happy to take any questions that you may have. >> thank you very much. thank you for your presentation. we'll go on to the budget analyst report. mrs. campbell. >> okay. under the proposed resolution on termination of the lease agreement with downtown parking corporation, mta would assume all the administrative and oversight responsibilities for the 5th and mission garage, including the existing vendor and subtenant agreements. the mta actually estimates the savings of and the savings from reduced administrative costs carried currently by downtown parking corporation of about 200,000 a year. and we recommend approval.
>> okay, very good. thank you very much. we can open up this item for public comment. any member of the public would like to comment? seeing none, we'll close public comment. and this item, can we -- we'll reserve -- we'll go when the chair comes back. we'll skip item number 15 -- i'm sorry, we'll skip item number 14 and go on to item number 15, please. >> item number 15, resolution authorizing the 2012 south of market community stabilization fund program and authorizing the mayor's office of housing to expend soma community stabilization fund dollars in the amount of $760,000. >> supervisor kim. >> thank you. i've introduced a resolution authorizing the mayor's office of housing to expend the soma community stabilization fund dollars in the amount of
$760,000. this innovative fund, as many of you know, was approved as part of the rincon hill area plan that is intended to be used to address the issues of destabilization of residents and businesses in the south of market due to development in the rincon hill area. the fund that we are authorizing today is the third round of funding through the soma stabilization fund and is consistent with the latest strategic plan for the fund. as a south of market continues to grow and improve its new development and projects it is important that we continue to work on stabilizing current residents and businesses that have been a part of this neighborhood for decades. the stabilization fund gives us the opportunity to pilot tools and strategies outside of the mayor's office of housing's typical grant programs that are often restricted by guidelines from federal government to help support residents stay in the south of market. an example of how this fund has been helpful in doing that is that the fund has helped stabilize 49 below market rate units at 333 harrison, the new
rincon green project in rincon hill. the rents for these units are deeply affordable for families making 30% ami or less. the rents start at $550 for studios and $6 94 for two bedrooms. the fund also supported the bill for our housing program, a project of veterans equity center to help south of market residents and workers actually fill out often these complicated housing applications and the ones for rincon green. [speaker not understood] to fit 149 eligible families in the south of market throughout the month of october and they've helped another 190 south of marketes are didn't and workers making 40 to 60% of ami fill out applications for future development. the lottery for rincon green was actually this morning and we are hoping that many of our families were selected. this is a concrete example of how this fund has been used to stabilize the residents and families in our community. so, i wanted to introduce from the mayor's office of housing claudine to talk about this
round of funding and how it is going to be utilized. * [speaker not understood] >> good morning, supervisors, claudine [speaker not understood] mayor's office of housing the community development division. i'd like to briefly provide a little background on the south of market community stabilization fund and then describe the items that are being heard today. the fund was created in 2005 by the board of supervisors in an effort to mitigate the impact of gentrification in the south of market neighborhood when rincon hill was rezoned for residential development through ordinance 217 05. the ordinance imposed the cm, a new residential development in the new district and fees are collected are deposited into the fund to address the impacts on residents and businesses in the south of market. the board of supervisors also established a community advisory committee, cac consisting of 7 community stakeholders to advise the mayor's office of housing and the board of supervisors on the uses and expenditures of the fund. the cac established a strategic plan to guide the expenditure
and administration of the funds. in 2010 the board of supervisors approved the firstv round of expenditures from the fund mostly grants to community based organizations. and as these grants came to a close, the cac revisited and we found the strategic plan using the learnings from the first round of the funding and taking into consideration the rapidly changing environment of the neighborhood. the chair of the cac will tell you more about this plan following my comments. the revised plan says that the firm work for the rfp issued earlier this year on july 9th, the rfp included four program areas. number one, the development on housing coordination program, two, a neighborhood and business coordination program, three, a community council, and four, community action grants coordination program. for the development in housing coordination program, it was intended to, one, coordinate with city agencies, community based organizations, and developers to provide an
analysis of soma housing stock, plan development and potential displacement, and two, to facilitate and provide leadership development and education to low-income residents regarding housing and development issues. most staff and the cac reviewed the proposals and is recommending $100,000 to fund the agency neighborhood design proposal to provide analysis and communication and leadership development services and $60,000 to partially fund the veterans equity center proposal to provide leadership development training. both over a two-year period starting in january 2013. the neighborhood and business coordination program was intended to develop and implement a program that connects soma residents, community-based organizations and small businesses located in the neighborhood to create employment opportunities and other connections to achieve neighborhood cohesion. we did receive proposals on this program area, but the committee and staff decided not to recommend funding to any of
these proposals. we do intend to re-release this rfp early in 2013. the community council program is intended to provide support and infrastructure for stabilization and community cohesion in soma by creating a neighborhood community council to meet regularly discuss issues affecting stabilization in the neighborhood and develop collaborative strategic strategies for addressing them. for this program we received one proposal and we are recommending to fully fund the filipino-american development foundation at $100,000 to provide this community development and to convene a neighborhood community council also over a two-year period. the community action grants coordinator program is actually the intention is actually modeled after the work that was done in your district, supervisor avalos, and the omi to coordinate with the neighborhood and to implement and administer a community-based small grants program that is focused on south of market.
here the committee and the staff is recommending funding to rebuilding together at $100,000. also, over a two-year period to administer the small grants and to provide technical assistance. * to the grantees. in addition to the grants that i just described, we are also asking today for the authorization of the allocation of $400,000 to the mayor's office of housing for approval funding for future site acquisition in the south of market neighborhood to stabilize the existing affordable housing stock. the intent is that they will issue a notice of funding available nofa, in early 2013 that includes criteria for the types of properties, including uses to be acquired with these funds. proposals would be evaluated by the city-wide affordable housing rent committee that currently consists of the directors or the designees for the mayor's office of housing, the human services agency, and the department of public health. they will report back to this
committee on the results of the nofa including the criteria that was used to evaluate proposals, the name of selected nonprofit agencies, the amount of the award, and the purpose of the expenditures. that concludes my comments, and i would like to now introduce ada chin, the chairperson of the cac who served on this committee since the fund's inception. >> hello, my name is ada chan. i want to talk a little bit about the two funding cycles that we've h one to date and the current funding cycle in the context of our strategic plan. in year 2008 we did a lot of funding around kind of tipping point funding. the economy had crashed and many of our community institutions were in crisis. we funded organizations that provide services to families and in that time period like many funders we saw organizations transition, we saw them merge, and we saw them change and kind of reinvent themselves. so, it's a very exciting and
important moment. it wasn't as specific to outcomes we had hoped. and so we went through a planning process working with sean tell walker to do a strategic plan * specific to the next five years. within our strategic plan we prioritized specifically housing, assets, and community cohesion. i think one of the things that we're seeing is that when we look at the success of 333 harrison, there were 50 units, affordable units set aside at 30% of median. there were 2100 applicants for those 50 units. that means that 1% of the applicants will get into a unit. soma was able to provide 150 applicants at 30% of median. and 1%, we know that we have two applicants that made it through the lottery. so, 1% of our 150 applicants made it. happy families are all alike. every unhappy family is unhappy
in its own way. >> [speaker not understood]. >> yes. and, so, the solutionses that you bring about to benefit the large or very can be large cuts, whether it's the tax benefits for the businesses and -- or the [speaker not understood] exemption. but when we look at the solutions for those that are vulnerable, we are finding that it is going to need to be a more surgical and specific solution. and, so, one of the proposals that's going to be coming forward is funding for looking at smaller sites. to have 1% of our applicants and a huge success and we got a lot of people, information about bmrs, but at the end of the day at most we're expecting 1 or 2 people to get into those 50 affordable units in soma. it is a benefit to the whole city to have the 50 units. we are glad we are able to negotiate it for the city, but in terms of benefit to soma residents we need more. and we need more specific outcomes that benefit soma residents. so, that's one of the proposals before you. we hope you'll support it and we know we're going to be
coming forward probably next year with more solutions in that arena. thank you very much. >> thank you. supervisor kim, are there other [speaker not understood]? >> no, not that i know of. >> okay. supervisor avalos. >> thank you. actually, very excited about omi community grants program being a model for what happens' happening in the soma. -- what's happening in the some a. we always thought with the mayor's office of community development it could be a model for other neighborhoods to use. * and what it does is it encourages greater public engagement, greater public participation for members of the community to actually be stewards of their neighborhood. and, so, i see that as actually really building the community capital, community capacity, to look after the neighborhood. i'm actually very excited we have it here before us. and i expect to be supportive. >> thank you, supervisor.
supervisor kim? >> [speaker not understood]. >> okay, thank you. okay, so, why don't we go to the budget analyst report on item number 15. >> good afternoon. as the department was talking about 360,000 reflects the 367,000 will be awarded to nonprofits in a competitive rfp process. the remaining 400,000 would be a quadered through a notice of funding availability in january of 2013. by moh, we do recommend that moh -- the proposed resolution be amended for moh to report back to the budget and finance committee and the results of the notice of funding availability, including specifics on the criteria used to evaluate the proposals for
small site acquisition, the name of the selected nonprofit agencies, the amount of the award, and the purpose of the extended [inaudible]. otherwise we recommend approval of the proposed resolution. * on >> thank you very much. and supervisor kim, i believe you've got an amendment. >> yes. and, so, in light of the recommendation we do agree with that and so i am introducing -- and we did speak with the mayor's office of housing and they agree as well, to amend the and i have passed out copies to our board members. it is on page 1 on lines 24. * resolution to include a new whereas clause. whereas the mayor's office of housing will report back to budget and finance committee on the notice of funding availability for the $400,000 pool for future site acquisition in the south of market. and just to really speak very quickly on that, we often talk a lot about developing affordable housing in san francisco, but there's a lot to be said also for protecting existing stock of what is, you know, what has been affordable
for our families and our residents. and, so, conversation that has come through in the soma stabilization fund and many of our communities is also how we can acquire small sites and keep them affordable as well. and, so, i think we will have a potential project coming before us next year which is actually quite exciting and a great way to stabilize some of the existing buildings for our residents and families. >> thank you, supervisor kim. and i believe we have not yet taken public comment on this item. so i'd like to open this item up for public comment. i do have three speaker cards here for this item. stephen suzuki, tracy parent, and joseph manalo. good afternoon, supervisors. my name is steve suzuki, i'm executive director of asian neighborhood design. as mentioned, i'm one of the potential awardees for the work. a & d is an architecture community-based planning [speaker not understood] organization in south of
market. we are very excited about this prospect as we have very com petent staff that will be looking at asset mapping and assessment of the existing conditions in the south of market. my staff, consultant has done a lot of work [speaker not understood] in the south of market and other neighborhoods. we look at this effort as a twofold thing. we're work, with other contractors. [speaker not understood] on this. it's a community-based effort. from the bricks and mortar side it is really as we said mapping out the assets in term of affordable housing businesses. the elements that are in south of market that we really need to understand as we strategize and look at the analysis of the threats and strengths of the area. the other important part of this is as a community outreach, we're actually looking to develop leadership within the neighborhood, bringing in residents and hopefully replicating and
bringing other folks that might be interested in land use because of the long-term element in communities, to have people within the neighborhood that understand it and can shape the future policies, it is an important part [inaudible]. so, we urge the approval of this recommendation. thank you. >> thank you. i also want to thank asian neighborhood design for working with us in our district on americans with disability [speaker not understood]. thank you. good afternoon, i'm tracy parent, the executive director of the san francisco [speaker not understood]. we have been working in partnership with the stabilization fund and a number of soma based partners the last 2-1/2 years, including asian neighborhood design, [speaker not understood] filipino-american foundation and others. and we've been sort of charged with the task of identifying some possible small sites in the south of market neighborhoods for possible acquisition. we identified the [speaker not understood] more than 30
possible small sites currently serving low-income residents in the neighborhood. and although we felt optimistic about these properties, it's very clear that with the rapidly changing real estate market and economy of south of market, the privately owned apartment buildings have sellers who have high expectations right now because of the very quickly changing real estate market. we're already seeing small businesses and nonprofits being moved out and their rent increased. and it is probably going to happen to the residential families in the near future. so, as i said, sellers are already expecting higher than current market value for their properties and, so, i just wanted to sort of voice today that the window of opportunity in the south of market neighborhood is quickly closing. i think the time is now. this is like the best timing to have this new allocation plan come forward to the board and
to the city and i would encourage the board to support this allocation fund and to support the small size acquisition strategy. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. hello, good afternoon. my name is [speaker not understood] and i am the program coordinator for the [speaker not understood] housing program of the veterans equity center. as we continue the work, we know that many multifaceted approach to civilizing the soma community. we provided direct housing case management and outreach to over a thousand community members and provide as of date 450 clients with short-term housing, case management, which our soma residents and worker of the neighborhood. the outcome has been a more engaged resident population to possible upcoming below market rate and other affordable housing opportunities. and really, the realization of the rapid change that is
happening in soma, particularly the rise events in the area in the past six months. what has emerged is residents that wanted to be a part of this process in their neighborhood and strategies to save their long-time home, soma. the strategies proposed for this round is essential to the existence of the community and we thank you for the support for this. thank you. >> thank you very much. i don't have any other speaker cards for this item. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on this item, number 15? seeing none, public comment is closed. okay, colleagues, we have this item before us and also an amendment that was put forward by supervisor kim. can we take the amendment without objection? okay, we'll do that without objection. from my understanding to the city attorney it is not substantive, we can move forward with this item. so, colleagues, do we have a motion on the item? >> motion to move forward with recommendations. >> we have a motion to send the item as amended to the full board with recommendation. supervisor kim, did you want to
say -- >> yes, i wanted to say quickly, i wanted to thank the members of the soma stabilization [speaker not understood]. we have one here, but i just think the work that they've done has been really incredible and i'm just appreciative of the thoughtfulness that they have gone through and the grant process and giving an overall picture and vision of how we do stabilization work in the south of market. it's an innovative area and it's a very hard issue to address, but i think that the cac has done an excellent job of really thinking this very thoughtfully and bringing some strong support to us. so, thank you. >> thank you, supervisor kim. we have a motion to send the item forward and amended to the full board with recommendation. and i think we can do that without objection. thank you very much. and then can we go to item 14? >> can we take action item 13 before we move on? >> sure. item number 13, did we hear public comment on that item? okay, we've heard public comment on it. colleagues, do we have a motion on that item? >> motion to move forward with recommendation. >> okay, we have a motion to